The Essentials of the Incarnation

07/26/2015 20:37

The incarnation is easy to understand and made easier by a couple illustrations. When cocoa mixes with milk the ingredients become incarnate. Now, there is one single drink from two very different parts. Our carnal desires are like cocoa, and fruitful qualities are like the milk. When the two intertwine we develop civil qualities in our quest for flesh and blood cravings. Simply stated, instead of being violent offenders in society we become productive citizens. In a sense, we are seeing the process of incarnation when we witness eggs, milk, butter, and cake mix becoming so much a part of the other that individual ingredients disappear into a single texture. To be technical, the incarnation is a manifestation in bodily form that weaves into the flesh a deity, spirit, or abstract quality. For example, kindness manifest from our spirit by embodying the goodness that is in us. A person who is incarnate with kindness will show manifestations of that kindness in what they say and do. If you say that a person is the incarnation of something particular then they are typical of that quality. To separate carnal desires or material wants from the quality of kindness would be to incite cruelty in the acquisition of what we desire. This is how essential it is for allowing the divine fruit to permeate or carnality.
 

There is a living deity who has residence within us, and is the source of the essentials of the incarnation. That inner presence is very different from, even alien to, our flesh and blood body. We would be right to question the validity of becoming one and the same with the all-powerful, all-knowing, and ever-present deity. For sure, the supreme being is sovereign and does not change our fleshy body into an unseen supernatural form. Even so, it is through the spirit that we have contact with the divine presence, and by the spirit we absorb divine qualities from the universal deity. As we accept, welcome, and praise the indwelling of the alien divinity we begin to experience inspiration, feel an inner power, and to sense others who are miles away. We sense others through social networks to compel our posts, and we do the same as we talk on phones. That is a taste of our limited carnal nature channeling the deity through the spirit. Whatever form the supreme being really is, it works through our spirit to bypass the dead weight of the flesh. In our effort to absorb more of the supreme deity, we allow our carnal desires to diminish to give precedence to the spiritual dominion. In that event, we begin to crave an abundance of spiritual fruitfulness in the hope of channeling the universal deity. In that spiritual union we are given tranquillity to calm the flesh to allow the spiritual realm to flow unencumbered. Because the universal deity is one, we strive to allow cohesion in our interactions which induces a respect for the sanctity of life. We learn of our divine worth to the supernatural being by the light shining through spiritual qualities. When we are married to the divine goodness of the soul positive energy permeates our spirit. In contrast, our carnal, materialistic, and fleshy nature impedes spiritual dominion over the body. In that event, we sever our union with the all-powerful, all-knowing, and ever-present deity. We become desolate of spiritual fruitfulness in favor of physical gratification. The conflict and strife caused by jammed spirituality interrupts the bond with the divine presence. We lose sight of harmonic relations due to the earthy nature of our flesh, and reverence for life fades as the spiritual fruit wilts. The lights become dark and we are not able to see our divine worth through spiritual dominion. As the hope of our incarnation with the divinity of our inner life disappears from our spirit, negative energy manifests. The essentials of incarnation requires that we keep our spirit open to the universal deity by allowing spiritual fruitfulness to invade our carnal desires. The essentials of incarnation include the fruits of the spirit, tranquility, reverence for the softness of life, living in the light of our divine worth, and allowing positive energies to prevail.
 

The spiritual fruit are the essentials of the incarnation. Even though equality with God is not something we should aspire to, the incarnation of the spiritual fruit within our spirit is imperative. It is a must. The universal deity utilizes our spirit to communicate with us, and the spiritual fruit is our reward for reverence to the goodness of our inner life. As we respect the divinity of the soul, the blossoms of the spirit's fruit becomes evident in what we say and do. We embody the qualities of kindness, gentleness, patience, and joy; therefore we become those qualities in our spirit. In contrast, pushing aside the essentials of the incarnation is to allow carnal, materialistic, and cravings of the flesh to interfere with our union with the universal deity. But, the incarnation allows us to fulfill carnal desires by the guidance of the spiritual fruit, which is a gift from the alien deity. How could our fleshy nature understand community harmony except for goodwill, kindness, and love working in our spirit? Disrespect for the divinity of our inward life leaves us with little compassion in the spirit, and places us among the hateful, the cruel, and those of ill-intent. The Incarnation of fruitful qualities into our spirit is essential to guide us into tranquillity within our environment. That tranquility can only manifest if we embody meekness, gentleness, and peace into our spirit. Otherwise, our compulsion is of raw fleshy impulses filled with aggressive domination, harshness, and violence. In that hostile environment our carnal existence would experience despair, hopelessness, pessimism, sadness, and evilness. That's because we refuse to honor the goodness in us, from where our spirit fills with the fruit of joy and faith. The supreme being communicates with us by the essentials of the incarnation to guide us into the path of peace, faith, love, and perseverance. This is why our flesh and blood body must tolerate the life of the spirit by the qualities we refer to as the spiritual fruit, while refraining from seeking equality with God. That presence is alien to our carnality, but treats us well while we welcome fruitfulness into our spirit. In fact, to help us with our materialistic, carnal, and fleshy handicap comes the fruit of perseverance, patience, and self-control. Discarding those qualities from the spirit leaves our flesh with impatience, out of control behaviors, and subject to fatal consequences. Our earthly state would be very torturous except for the bypass of unnecessary suffering by the spirit, through the spiritual fruit. The essentials of the incarnation are the fruit of the spirit, and that fruit comes as a reward for our reverence to the goodness of our inner life.
 
Our Health
Our health is maintained by the essentials of the incarnation. This is because our focus is on maintaining our spirit with healthy spiritual fruit instead of gratifying flesh and blood cravings with unhealthy habits. By the spirit, we are in touch with the fruit of self-control, patience, and perseverance; but our carnal nature becomes out of control, impatient, and prone to fatal consequences. As the essentials of the incarnation permeates our spirit, the flesh is in subjection to spiritual dominion. In other words, the spiritual fruit maintains the health of the body better than carnal behavior. This is a practical and very simple concept when comparing a healthy lifestyle to an unhealthy lifestyle. Through the spirit, we eat and drink in moderation and nutritiously to care for the physical body; but through the flesh we eat and drink in ways that disregards the welfare of the flesh. Likewise, by the essentials of the incarnation we care about the sanitation, rejuvenation, and clean air to contribute to a healthy body; but carnal cravings disregard spiritual concerns and will wallow in filth, abuse the body to exhaustion, and have little concern for what they inhale. Similarly, a materialistic viewpoint can cause disturbed emotions, mental vanquish, and unacceptable responses in the effort to have what a lack of money denies. In contrast, when materialistic desires are under the dominion of a spirit full of spiritual fruit, then we continue to experience mental comfort, emotional pleasure, and behavioural control when material wants are beyond our reach. Even though we cannot be equal with God by having no health needs, we can experience the essentials of the incarnation that contributes to the welfare of our health. We do that by allowing the spiritual fruit to keep us healthy by putting the flesh under the dominion of the spirit.
 
Our Safety
A safe and secure environment is established by the essentials of the incarnation. When we embody the fruit of meekness, gentleness, and peace then we become the essence of tranquility in our spirit; but our carnal nature is filled with harshness, aggression, and violence. The essentials of the incarnation puts the chaotic nature of the flesh under the dominion of a fruitful spirit. Violence towards one another manifests over carnal quests, material wants, or fleshy lusts; but the incarnation puts violence in subjection to the spirit's fruit. Similarly, domestic abuses in our place of residence manifests from anguish, frustration, and restraints brought on by activity rooted in the flesh; but when the spiritual fruit permeates our spirit, domestic inconsistencies are brought under the dominion of the spirit's tranquility. Likewise, chaotic disturbances that destabilizes our day to day activity may be the result of ill-intent from flesh and blood sources; but when the spirit is incarnate with peace, meekness, and gentleness then chaotic tendencies, and chaotic experiences are put under subjection by the serenity of a fruitful spirit. The essentials of the incarnation moderates our carnality to gift us with a safe and secure environment.
 

Our Place of Belonging
A desirable place to belong comes by the essentials of the incarnation. When we embody the fruit of kindness, goodwill, and love then there is a manifestation from the spirit with the essence of harmonious social relations. The essentials of the incarnation gifts us with a spirit of tolerance towards physical differences, enables a spiritually sensual intimacy, makes us accepting of various genre of people, instills compassion for others, and allows the conveyance of love. We discover a warm and desirable place of belonging for the flesh when the spiritual fruit permeates the spirit. In contrast, our social world falls apart from a preoccupation with materialism, as carnal desires prevail, and physical conquests are rampant. Our carnality becomes entangled with hatred, cruelty, and ill-intent towards others over things, pleasures, and territory. There would exist sexual coercion and violence, intolerance of physical differences, nonacceptance and discrimination of variances in attitudes, and exclusion of those not engaging in carnal quests. A place to belong in a materialistic and pleasure seeking environment would be undesirable, untrustworthy, selfish, and full of callousness. Only by the essentials of the incarnation will destructive social attitudes of our carnal nature be brought into subjection by the spirit's dominion through kindness, goodwill, and love.
 

Our Worth
The essentials of the incarnation shines a light on our divine worth. That worth is seen in the spirit by the spiritual fruit, giving us tranquillity, softness for the sanctity of life, and positive energy; but the physical flesh alone leaves our inner being desolated, conflicted, irreverent towards life, and plagued with negativity. When we allow the illumination of our divine worth to shine in the spirit, then we bring the worthless condition of our carnality into subjection to the spirit's dominion. In other words, whatever ridicule, humiliation, slander, or malice attacks our esteem, a fruitful spirit comforts our ego with a sense of divine purpose and value to humanity in service to the universal deity. Simply sharing a smile will accomplish all that. We learn to respect the spiritual qualities in one another to bring about mutual respect in our interactions. We are able to minimize the flaws and limitations of the physical body by focusing on the character of a person's spiritual life. Instead of focusing on handicaps and limitations, we focus on the mutual benefits that we can offer one another through the light shining on our value to the universal deity. The essentials of the incarnation will enable us to discover worth in others regardless of carnal short falls.
 

Our Identity
Edifying expression of our identity comes by the essentials of the incarnation. We can express our identity through the spirit by the spiritual fruit, or express ourselves according to physical characteristics and carnal desires. The essentials of the incarnation puts carnal expression of our identity under subjection of spiritual dominion; but words and deeds of the flesh opposes spiritual qualities. Those of the incarnation identifies with spiritual concerns, those of the flesh identifies with the physical world. The ones focusing on the flesh are preoccupied with carnal characteristics and their self-expression is all about age, height, weight, eating, infirmities, hair, complexion, and non-eternal matters. They have a hefty dose of negativity, despair and pessimism with underlying hints of evil. These people will evade conversations that flow with words and behaviors that induce the essentials of the incarnation. In contrast, a spirit plush with spiritual fruit will focus their words and deeds on eternal values to edify one another with faith, joy, and goodness to inspire optimism, and to induce positive energy. Those embodying the essentials of the incarnation places carnal identification under submission to the identity within spiritual dominion.
 

We can assess that the essentials of the incarnation are the spiritual fruit. The diagnosis is that desolation of the spirit's fruit leaves the physical body vulnerable to destruction. In this light, we plan to welcome the fruit of the spirit to facilitate the welfare of the flesh. We implement that plan by reverence to the divine goodness within, a place where soft, moist, and tender qualities exist. We evaluate the success of that plan by seeing the fruit of love, peace, faith, and perseverance having dominion over hatred, conflict, despair, and mortality.
 

Some people deny the essentials of the incarnation and are terminally ill with materialistic preoccupation, carnal quests, and fleshy lusts. They express angry disapproval of spiritual dominion over the flesh, and incites arguments and conflict to ward off peaceful intentions. The depression they convey is by design to show pessimism towards the taming of the flesh by the spirit of joy and optimism. The extent of their conversation comprises bargaining and negotiating for materialistic and physical pleasures in exchange for quelling the essentials of the incarnation. They have no intention of allowing the natural body to be under the dominion of a fruitful spirit. Even so, acceptance of the work that the deity is doing in us is to accept the spiritual fruit, and that fruit puts the negative aspects of the flesh under subjection to the spirit's dominion.

There are reservoirs, cultures, populations, or groups of people who instill disbelief in the need for the essentials of the incarnation, and instead they emphasize material wants, carnal quests, and fleshy desires. They compete against the divinity working in the soul of creation to coerce submission through the natural impulses of the physical body. The attitude that exit them are words and behaviors that are designed for the purpose of prohibiting the natural flesh from being brought under spiritual dominion, and do that by attempts to replace the spiritual with earthly pleasures, things, and accomplishments. What they say is to impede the spiritual fruit from flowing through thoughts, emotions, and behaviors while promising various resources of a tangible or physical kind.  Their behaviors are similar in the intent to impede spiritual fruitfulness in the ownership of worldly possessions. They want to steal away your peace, love, faith, and perseverance by taking away materialistic items for the purpose of coercing your submission to them as a sole provider of all needs. Those attitudes transfer directly through people who intend to desolate the essentials of the incarnation for the purpose of ruling over the natural flesh of humanity. Indirectly, opposing the incarnation transpires through people who succumb to the ownership of things, fleshly pleasures, and carnal quests.

Opposition to the essentials of the incarnation enter us through our sense of worth and desire for a place of belonging. As the divine presence works within the body to create fruitful qualities there comes ridicule, slander, disparagement, humiliation, and all sorts of malicious intent to discourage the desire to be incarnate with the good fruit of inner life. Instead, a person will begin to accept the encouragement, praise, rewards, and esteem that comes through natural inclinations such as material needs, physical pleasures, and carnal ambitions. In that event, they find a place of belonging among those with worldly attitudes that focus on the physical nature of humanity while downplaying the need for kindness, gentleness, goodness, and patience. In others words, through the esteem of the flesh they enter into opposition with the essentials of the incarnation. They no longer welcome spiritual dominion over their carnality.

Some people are susceptible to allowing carnal desires to rule over the essentials of the incarnation. They focus on the needs of the physical body to live day by day, but are contrary to the fruit of goodwill, peace, joy, and self-control. Their demeanor makes them a difficult person to relate to, but they take pride in the ability to have worldly resources.

We can interrupt the cycle that impedes the embodiment of the essentials of the incarnation. That is done by realizing the undesirable qualities making life difficult can be put under subjection by spiritual dominion. In other words, when we embody the qualities of love, peace, faith, and perseverance then our spirit will manifest with feelings of comfort, hope, and endurance. As we welcome the soft and moist tenderness of our inner life we allow the universal deity to work in us. The result of the deity's work is the manifestation of the essentials of the incarnation.